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Don Burt
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glass I'm working on

Postby Don Burt » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:54 pm

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Some bullseye tack fusing and carving in the flowers.

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby linn keller » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am

don,
gorgeous!
is it for you or some lucky other?
thanks for posting pics; always a treat to see what you're working on.
linn
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Postby Kevin Midgley » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Beautiful =D>
The panel edges are they etched flashed glass?
They are spectacular.

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Vonon » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 pm

Spectacular is the word! Your work is unlike any other and I'm impressed by the ever increasing degree of difficulty. I was waiting for a sun catcher photo but this is so much more satisfying! =D>
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Postby Don Burt » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Thank you for the compliments. Those blue on white border pieces are screen printed enamels on float glass, sandblasted on the back. Its the biggest single installation I've ever attempted. Got a long way to go. Fun though.

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Postby Don Burt » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:56 pm

linn keller wrote:don,
gorgeous!
is it for you or some lucky other?
thanks for posting pics; always a treat to see what you're working on.
linn

Thanks Linn. These are for a family member's home out in Tucson.

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Marty » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Don- Are you taking applications for new family members?

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Don Burt » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:30 pm

No Marty, I have enough family to keep me busy for now. They've been great patrons over the years though. Patient with my slow output. I'm hoping to step up the pace since I retired recently but life has a way of getting in the way.

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Postby Buttercup » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:27 pm

Beautiful intricate work, Don, and a few more steps up the degree-of-difficulty scale. Thanks for sharing, Jen

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Postby JestersBaubles » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:25 pm

Beautiful. I, too, would like to apply for family membership!

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Postby Nikki ONeill » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:12 pm

Lovely work, Don.

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Don Burt » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:57 pm

Thank you. Making slow progress here on the project. Two of the eventual four sections are pretty much complete. The arched sections will actually be on top, with the square panels on the bottom, in the eventual setting.
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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Buttercup » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:41 am

I'm running out of superlatives here, Don. Is the blue enamel R&G transparent? It's so intense, not wishy-washy at all. Is it the sandblasting on the back that contributes to the intensity? I can get reasonable results on white but on clear glass the effect is pretty blah. I don't have R&G enamels though, because of the lifetime-supply minimum quantities.

Are you sandblasting before firing so the etched glass gets a fire-polish as well? They are gorgeous whatever you're doing! Jen

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Postby Havi » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:52 am

Like the ones before me, I run out of words.
This is so very beautiful - - -
Good for you!


Many thanks for sharing!

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Postby Don Burt » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:47 am

Thank you for the compliments. The paint in the border pieces are a R&G transparent, I forget which number. The white glass in the border is float, blasted all over the back after all firing is complete. It does pop out pretty well, but we regret not going the extra step and using colorless antique glass or colorless float for the border. When you sandblast those glasses they scatter the light even better to an more intense white. Another thing is that the enamel is intense because it is applied very heavily with screen print. I've been doing this for a few years and haven't had any problems with it, but I bet it would be more durable if it was printed on a glass with a COE closer to that for which the enamel is designed. If this were to be an exterior glazing piece, I'd be worried about the paint crazing over time. My point is, that if you want to use enamels on clear glass like this, consider finding a colorless glass or white glass that has a higher COE.

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Postby Buttercup » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:21 pm

Thank you very much for clarifying that, Don, and the advice regarding antique v float. Those borders have the sparkle and intensity of flashed glass.

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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Andrea R » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Alway perfect !!

Lucky the person that gets to look at that all day :)
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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Ed Cantarella » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm

WOW - really nice work Don. Some old-school stained glass people would want to string you up for mixing in fused elements,etc. "Consorting with the enemy" :lol:
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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Don Burt » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:04 pm

Here's a piece I finished last month. It has pink striker petals fused onto the substrate, and glass paint for the rest of the imagery. The dark area at the bottom depicts Horsetooth Mountain ridge in Fort Collins.
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Re: glass I'm working on

Postby Havi » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 am

VERY NICE!
Composition, technicalities
Beautiful,
Good for you

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